Microsoft absorbed Winternals Software, home of Mark Russinovich and Bryce Cogswell, two guys who have done a fantastic job of protecting Windows users from Windows since 1996.
If you haven’t made use of their software and expertise at sysinternals.com, you haven’t been running Windows. You’ve been riding it.
“I’ve had my eye on Mark for some time,” bloviated Jim Allchin, co-pres of the Microsoft’s Platforms & Services Division (MPSD). “The work he and Bryce have completed in system recovery and data protection illustrates the depth of thinking and skill they will bring to future versions of Windows. The addition of their deep kernel-level expertise to our existing strong talent will help provide us with the edge we need to continue to raise the quality and functionality bar for Windows on both the client and the server.”
Russinovich had something to say, too, but I couldn’t read it through the tears.
Russinovich will be a MPSD technical fellow, while Cogswell will be filed in the Windows Component Platform Team folder under “Software Architect.”
Reportedly, Microsoft gulped Winternals so fast, the giant actually belched.
Take it from an old FoxPro programmer… Whatever happens from here, friends of Winternals/Sysinternals aren’t going to like it.